By JAKE ZUCKERMAN
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Democratic candidates worked Saturday to focus the midterm elections on health care and securing miners’ pensions, and, in the case of the top of the ticket, to divert attention from a recent high-profile vote against the caucus.
They all spoke at the state Democratic Party’s annual Roosevelt-Kennedy Dinner, formerly known as the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center.
In a 25-minute speech, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., touted his success in helping to secure health care benefits for some 22,600 union miners, and pledged to keep working to secure their pension benefits as well.
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